A raving review of City on Fire by Tracy Higley!
Just in time for the opening weekend of the movie Pompeii, check out this great Christian historical fiction novel by Tracy Higley!
A great novel by author Tracy Higley, City on Fire: A Novel of Pompeii accurately shows history from the perspective of early Christians.
I just love historical fiction.
I so loved this story! Captivating! I love the Shakespearean and/or Greek dramatic elements of Ariella’s life and how Cato rescues her and their love unfolds. Just beautiful. I couldn’t put it down.
Extremely well-written and characters highly developed for a Christian historical fiction novel. TL Higley stands out in her field. She does her research. I am so proud to be a part of her “caravan” – a Facebook group of her supporters and fellow travelers, homeschoolers, writers, Christians.
Love the plot development of a major historic event. What might have happened to Jews and Believers at that time? What happened to survivors or people living near Pompeii? We travel with TL Higley and through her amazing imagination, we can ponder how it may have gone. Love the strong female characters who have faced trials and come through better and find Jesus in the mix.
I was so excited for Ariella and Cato becoming Christians! (yeah, I get into fictional characters like they’re real…)
I was very interested in the Roman and early Christian history that Ms. Higley weaves throughout her novel.
I think it’s great that she doesn’t glorify the Roman customs because it’s a Christian novel. She mentions the sinful activities without being vulgar and…good conquers evil!
Because of its historical and Christian content, I feel comfortable letting my tween daughter read it next quarter when we get to that time in our history studies. I know she’ll love it and it will enable some amazing discussions!
Ms. Higley graciously sent me a copy of her book to review. She offers some great resources for homeschoolers on her blog. (I’d love to accompany her on some of her research trips!)